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Re: 403 error
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2015, 10:32:45 am »
When that forum member can't login because he/she/it isn't sure that the forum hasn't been compromised on their end, in fear of losing the password, which could or could not be used elsewhere, and having to go through a password reset.

Or in general when others can't post, as in the error came up when they were trying to post.

Tor has (and always will) be operated by U.S. government subsidiaries. No need for yet another attack layer on my networks. I got enough headaches trying to keep up with letter-soup-agencies trying to actively break in.
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Re: 403 error
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2015, 01:44:09 am »
If you get a 403, please take note of the "tech support code" it shows you, and you can PM it to me here, or email forum at pfsense.org. 

Unless it's because you're coming in via a Tor exit node. We do not intentionally block Tor, however we block known actively malicious source IPs where significant abuse has recently occurred. Please submit the Tor exit node's IP to httpBL/Project Honeypot to get it whitelisted. Obtaining a new identity on Tor is commonly enough to re-gain access.

Delete the forum.pfsense.org cookies. (I was never able to track why this BS happens, plus those links are absolutely useless and do not work and certainly do not fix anything.)

I'm pretty sure what you're describing is something I killed off a few days ago after getting an email from someone who hit it with the "tech support code". that's this: https://redmine.ioerror.us/issues/72

the same thing still happens to some after it was "fixed". I disabled that check since it seems useless and problematic.

There were a couple other situations along the same lines that I just disabled a bit ago. That includes the one OP listed in this thread.

I also cleaned up the error page a bit in the source.

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Re: 403 error
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2015, 02:10:15 am »
Delete the forum.pfsense.org cookies. (I was never able to track why this BS happens, plus those links are absolutely useless and do not work and certainly do not fix anything.)

I'm pretty sure what you're describing is something I killed off a few days ago after getting an email from someone who hit it with the "tech support code". that's this: https://redmine.ioerror.us/issues/72

Last time I was getting this about the exact time this thread was started. In fact, any time I got this, it was always solved by deleting cookies. The "fix this problem yourself" link is something that never produced any useful action solving the problem for me.
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Re: 403 error
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2015, 09:21:14 pm »
Last time I was getting this about the exact time this thread was started. In fact, any time I got this, it was always solved by deleting cookies.

I deleted the stupid rule in question in that badbehavior bug I linked about the time this thread started, so it most likely was that.

The "fix this problem yourself" link is something that never produced any useful action solving the problem for me.

I removed that link entirely because, yeah, it's useless.

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Re: 403 error
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2015, 09:48:36 pm »
So I don't have to periodically flush all pfsense.org related cookies and cache anymore?   ;D

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Re: 403 error
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2015, 07:17:15 pm »
So I don't have to periodically flush all pfsense.org related cookies and cache anymore?   ;D

if you ever hit anything that requires doing so, please let me know. I'd guess that's all fixed now though.